Squared: High Parallelogram, ink on Sekishu natural paper; image size 8 x 8, paper size 15 x 15 in.;
Squared: Downward Triangle, ink on Sekishu natural paper; image size 8 x 8, paper size 15 x 15 in.;
A few months ago I started a series of cardboard prints that I called Squared; you can see the first two prints here. My idea was to use a small square made up of the lines of corrugation, and place within it a simple geometric shape. I am interested in how the shape activates the space around it, and how varied that can be; during each session I've placed one shape high and one low, creating different energies.
Untitled 37, ink on Nishinouchi paper, 15 x 14 3/4 in.
As is usual during my printing sessions, after pulling the cardboard prints I play with potatoes, cutting them up in different shapes, dipping them in ink and stamping the color on paper. For 37 I used the same shape in the same color, stamping it four times on each line as the ink became fainter.
Untitled 38, ink on Twinrocker paper, 10 x 14 in.
Here different shapes march across the paper in variations on primary colors.
Untitled 39, ink on Twinrocker paper, 14 x 11 3/4 in.
Every time I make a print that has rounded shapes separated by lines, I start to see a figure...which I don't like, but maybe the playfulness of it is redeeming?
Untitled 40, ink on Nishinouchi paper, 12 x 9 in.
Very simple: four and four.
Untitled 41, ink on Twinrocker paper, 18 x 8 1/4 in.